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Vegetation Treatment Program Environmental Impact Report (VTPEIR) – comment period closes May 31, 2016Notice of Availability At their March 2, 2016 meeting, the Board found that the Preliminary Draft Vegetation Treatment Program Environmental Impact Report reflected their independent judgment and analysis and authorized a 60 day public comment period under the... read more
USGS: Ecosystem Restoration Projects Generate Jobs and Business Activity in Local, Regional, and National Economies
USGS economists evaluated 21 Department of the Interior restoration projects and found that for each dollar invested in ecosystem restoration, there was a two- to three-fold return in economic activity that rippled through local, regional and national economies. Case study projects include restoration activities associated with Natural Resource Damage Assessment sites and Bureau of Land Management sagebrush and sage-grouse habitat restoration, fuels reduction and post-fire restoration projects.read more
The science of post-fire management is oddly compatible with the economic realities facing national forest managers. Large salvage sales require in-depth environmental analyses and can take years to complete. Most attract litigation, leaving dead and dying trees to rot while opponents duke it out in court.read more
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a Bioenergy Fellow to facilitate the implementation of a biomass processing facility in Wilseyville, California. The Fellow will work with Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) on advancing a facility in the area, building on work CHIPS has already completed for this projectread more
Position Announcement: Natural Resource Social Science Internship. Applications Due: Monday, April 25, 2016.
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a motivated individual to fill the six month position of a Natural Resources Social Science Intern.